This groupmuse happened on Friday, February 10, at 7:30 PM PST.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Figaro! - at Phinney Farrm
In-person Concert

Figaro! - at Phinney Farrm

Phinney Ridge, Seattle

Fri, February 10, 2017 7:30 PM, PST

50 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks


Mike Heitmann and friends present a shortened version of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" as the kickoff of the new "Operamuse" series. Celebrate your Valentine's weekend with this witty and timeless tale of love, betrayal, and ultimate forgiveness.

About an hour long, in English, audience-friendly.
It's sure to be a terrific evening!

The Cast:
Figaro - Julian Riesenthel
Susanna - Erin White
Countess Almaviva - Sammie Gorham
Count Almaviva - Ryan Bede
Piano - Collin Whitfield
Stage/Music Director - Mike Heitmann

Ample street parking is available. Metro #5 or #44. Our house is high off the street and it's thirty steps to the front door. Attendees will be asked to make a donation (minimum $10) all of which goes to the musicians. Please bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to share.


Mike Heitmann Versatile Singer

A condensed version of Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro in modern English. This is the debut of a new series called Operamuse, where we take normal operas, one act operas, as well as secular cantatas and shorten them to around an hour and put them in English. Come be a part of a great night of music and a story of love, betrayal, and redemption.

Figaro - Julian Riesenthel
Susanna - Erin White
Countess Almaviva - Samantha Gorham
Count Almaviva - Ryan Bede
Piano - Collin Whitfield
Music/Stage Director and Librettist - Mike Heitmann


Exact address sent to approved attendees via email.


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Ann Farr, over 5 years ago

Hi everyone! Looking forward to Figaro! Mike is posting information about the event and cast members on the Facebook event page. Check it out:

Ann Farr, over 5 years ago

Hi Figaro fans! A couple notes about the exciting event tomorrow night: we will be very full and will need to accommodate the singers' movements. It's likely that some people will have to sit on the floor or stand during the performance. Please dress comfortably and arrive promptly. Most important, this is an ensemble piece with considerable rehearsal and preparation work. Recognizing this, please be as generous as you are able in payments to the musicians. We are looking forward to a fabulous evening of Operamuse. See you soon!

Ann Farr, over 5 years ago

One last message: If you won't be able to come tonight, please do cancel your reservation or message me so that I can open up any additional spaces. It's a hot ticket!

Ann Farr, over 5 years ago

WOW! What a night! A thousand thanks to Mike Heitmann and the amazing cast of Figaro for a joyous evening of song and laughter! Thanks too to all of you who came and supported the first Operamuse! Happy Valentine's Day to all. Now let's go spread the positivity and love that is generated by music and art. Hope to see everyone again soon.

Meg Mahoney, over 5 years ago

What a fabulous evening! The ensemble of performers was excellent and so well-rehearsed. What a treat to be served an English-language, updated version of this classic. Thanks to Mike and Ann for pulling this off!

David Zieve, over 5 years ago

Awesome, great music, playful, intmate, amazing concept and amazingly done

Mike Heitmann, over 5 years ago

Hello Everyone! I hope your Valentine's/Singles Awareness Day has treated you well. Thank you so much for making the debut of Operamuse such a success. We had a wonderful time performing for you and we hope you will come see us again. To help you know when those performances are and to keep up with us, check us out on facebook at and if you feel so incline like the page. We will be announcing our summer show hopefully within the next two weeks and we have another performance in March of Figaro potentially in the works down in Tacoma.

Thanks again and we hope to see you at a future show!

Mike Heitmann


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